Rodman Schley, MAI: President and Founder
Rodman is an accomplished entrepreneur and real estate veteran. His interest in real estate began in college at Belleview University, where he paid for his education by buying, renovating, and selling distressed real estate. At age 24 he decided to share his secrets in this industry, and published a book “Finding Your Fortune in Repossessed Real Estate”. Sadly, the book is now out-of-print, but copies can still be located on Amazon.com with a little searching. Rodman continued to buy and sell houses in Nebraska through the early 1990s, and also appeared as a guest speaker and real estate expert in seminars and radio shows throughout the country.
Rodman moved to Denver in 1998 and immediately began an appraisal career with Dyco, Inc. He served as a fee appraiser with Dyco from 1998 through 2002, during which time he was the firm’s top producer and was in high demand by well-known national clients. In 2002 his entrepreneurial itch could no longer be ignored and he departed Dyco to start Commercial Valuation Consultants, Inc. His goal was to build a company that stayed true to the best aspects of the existing appraisal firms in the Denver marketplace, with improved a multitude of aspects, including presentation quality and customer service. Under his leadership and direction the company has grown by nearly 100% year-over-year from 2002 through 2008. In late 2008, with aggressive reinvestment, cost-cutting, and refocusing, Rodman guided CVC through the economic downturn to emerge as an even stronger company in 2009. Rodman currently leads a staff of eight certified general appraisers and experienced review staff with state-wide expertise in complex valuations.
Despite the overwhelming workload of building a young company, Rodman has always remained focused on refining and modernizing commercial appraisals. In 2008 he received his MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute, and that same year he became a regional representative for the Institute. Rodman is active in all aspects of CVC’s growth; including enhancing client relationships, mentoring staff appraisers, and writing appraisals. He prides himself on keeping the company true to its core principles: superior quality, reasonable fees, and on-time delivery.
Patrick Walsh: Managing Partner
After graduating Harvard University Cum Laude in 1999 with a degree in Earth and Planetary Science, Patrick worked for several years in the field of energy exploration. He traveled the world working in nations from Mexico to Indonesia, before settling in Denver. With an entrepreneurial streak and a probing scientific mind, Patrick was a perfect complement to Rodman’s appraisal expertise. Rodman and Patrick began CVC with a strong drive to succeed along with a couple of old computers and a slow printer in the guest bedroom at the Schley household.
Since CVC’s formation, Patrick has been instrumental in the company’s growth. He is personally involved with all aspects of the appraisals the company produces, including writing appraisals on all types of properties throughout the state, reviewing appraisals prepared by staff appraisers, and maintaining excellent customer service for CVC’s clients. He additionally brings a unique technology-focused skill set to CVC, and has built and maintained the company’s entire IT infrastructure along with the company’s large proprietary databases. As the company continues to grow, Patrick’s relentless focus on the details and on-going client interaction has assured that all assignments are completed on-time and to the highest standard.
Gabe Molnar: Managing Partner – Western Slope
Gabe has over ten years of real estate analysis experience, with the past six years focused exclusively on commercial appraisal. As one of the first hires for CVC, Gabe has played a key role in many of the company’s complex valuation assignments.
A semi-reformed East Coast native, Gabe graduated from the CU Boulder School of Architecture in 2000 with a degree in Urban Planning. After internships in city planning departments, as well with a Manhattan commercial brokerage, Gabe spent two years with a development team working on a 30 million dollar residential project. Following this, he was an analyst for several years with Prior and Associates Inc. where he conducted market and feasibility studies of tax-credit multifamily properties nationwide.
Over the past several years, Gabe has primarily focused on the unique challenges of appraising on the Western Slope of Colorado; which varies from high-value mountain resort markets, rural agricultural communities, to mid-size cities. As head of our new branch office on the Western Slope, Gabe will continue to provide expert analysis and oversight of our work in this region as well as appraisals of specialty properties throughout the state.
Dave Kloepfer: Senior Vice President
Dave is the Senior Reviewer at CVC, a position he has held for over three years. Prior to working for CVC, Dave spent nearly 10 years at First National Bank of Colorado. Hired as a teller while also attending Regis University and studying finance, Dave steadily worked his way through the ranks and ultimately took over management of the bank’s appraisal department. In this role, Dave handled all aspects of the appraisal process for the 2.5 billion dollar bank, including engaging, overseeing, and reviewing all commercial and residential appraisals. Dave worked with some of the finest appraisers in the State of Colorado and gained tremendous knowledge about valuation techniques for all types of properties.
During Dave’s tenure at CVC, the company has grown substantially from a mid-sized shop to one of the preeminent appraisal firms in Denver. Dave is involved with every step of appraisal preparation at CVC from bidding to review. He also stays in touch with the market by personally preparing a number of summary appraisal reports each year. Dave’s experiences at a regional lender and his work as a fee appraiser and reviewer make him an invaluable part of the senior management team at CVC.
Julie Batug: Senior Vice President
As the daughter of a land developer and granddaughter of one of the nation’s earliest MAI’s, real estate seems to be part of Julie’s DNA. She dipped her toe into the real estate pool at an early age, getting her residential sales license at the age of 18. Soon after, she completed her BSBA degree at the University of Denver in 1987, majoring in finance and real estate. Between 1987 and 1994, she worked as a fee appraiser for two different appraisal companies in the Denver area and was exposed to a wide array of property types.
In 1994, Julie set out on her own. During this time, she appraised a very broad range of property types from the simplest of owner-occupied warehouses, to the most complex of subdivisions and multi-tenant income producing properties for numerous well-known clients. Eventually, she developed a niche in two somewhat unusual arenas: elderly housing and church valuation. The boom years of the early to mid-2000s opened a new opportunity and Julie was able to also function as an analyst to her husband, John, who is a commercial real estate lender at Wells Fargo. She also earned her black belt in Tae Kwon Do, which cost her two broken bones, but which she claims was decidedly worth it.
In 2009, Julie entered the review world and corporate America at Wells Fargo. Now, two years later, Julie is very pleased to be bringing her 24+ years of fee, review, and general real estate experience to CVC, where her broad and seasoned perspective will help elevate CVC’s appraisal product to an even higher level.
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